I've read through most of the intro resources on Quantopian, but I was wondering if anyone here has recommendations for online courses that focus on Quant Trading? I found one class called Algorithmic Trading Strategies on Experfy that seems like the best option right now. Has anyone taken this class before?
Although not free, DataCamp has a very good reputation: they have a whole career track "Quantitative Analyst" with 12 courses altogether:
Quantitative Analyst with R
In finance, quantitative analysts ensure portfolios are risk balanced, help find new trading opportunities, and evaluate asset prices using mathematical models.
One of the courses is called "Financial Trading in R"
I have taken some of DataCamp's courses myself (e.g. machine learning for R and Python) and would in general recommend it. I also use it as part of my teaching R in my data sciences classes at my university.
It depends what you want to do with your knowledge after completing a course and your background. Do you want to end up with a degree and hence improve your future career opportunities (get a job in a hedge fund) or do you want to jump start and trade on your own? For the latter I would suggest The Python Quants: http://training.tpq.io/algo_brochure.pdf If you want to take it all the way, then consider taking a masters degree over two years at WorldQuant University: https://wqu.org/